Better Health by the Book


What's the most important ingredient to healthy living? Ask Karen Kansler, MA, RN, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital's wellness coordinator, and she'll tell you, "Having a willingness to learn and approach things from a new perspective - to see the brighter, funnier side of things - all these have positive health benefits. There are literally thousands of wonderful books, magazines, online publications - you name it - that offer great advice about living longer and feeling good."

Book Smart

Better Health by the Book is a bi-monthly book club led by Kansler that will explore a wide range of health and life-related topics for today's health-conscious, busy consumer. You'll get the best advice out there - everything from cutting-edge medical options to motivational advice. "Sharing what you've learned in a group setting allows you to make lifelong friends and share best tips for improving your life and your health," she says.

Our Next Featured Book

Our next session will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. In preparation for the session, we will be reading Chasing Hope: A Patient’s Deep Dive Into Stem Cells, Faith, and the Future by Richard M. Cohen and I’ve Been Thinking…Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life by Maria Shriver. To register, please call 443-444-4100.

"The remarkable thing is that, every day, we have a choice to be happy or not, to be informed or not, to be healthier or not. It's up to us to make good choices."


Click below to listen to Karen Kansler talk about Better Health by the Book and what makes it so valuable to your health:


Greetings and Readings of Hunt Valley
118 Shawan Road, Suite AA
Cockeysville, MD 21030

Karen Kansler, MA, RN

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